Reviews and Problems with Samsung UN55B8000 / UA55B8000
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Great 55 Inch Screen
S. Bailey, Amazon
5 June 2010
Summary: If you are looking for a 55 inch screen, look no further than this model! This is exactly what the doctor ordered. Clear LCD, 240 speed and it is just beautiful on the wall. Hook this baby up with surround sound and you have a home theater than is affordable as well as beautiful to look at. I had mine installed by a professional; no wires visible. It looks like a picture on the wall over my fireplace.
Summary: This TV is amazing. The home theater company that came to install this TV (had some fancy wiring to do, specific to my install over the fireplace) recommended it, but could not stop watching it once we got it hooked up. Watching golf in HD...you see the blades of grass. Watching CSI Miami, you see the blood droplets (can be good or bad :). The Comcast guy that came to install the CableCard for my Tivo Premier box was absolutely amazed by it.
Summary: I bought this samsung UN55B8000 LED HDTV about a year ago I love everything about this tv. The picture is (3D like) I feel samsung is the best tv out there!!! The price was the best around. Everyone else loves my tv too!
Summary: Before I purchased this TV I researched and researched. And kept coming to the same conclusion. You are not going to buy an LED at this price anywhere. The price was a huge selling point, then came the picture. I read and read about the lighting problem and yes, I did see it once. And yes, if you look really close you can see faint brightness in the corners when it comes to an all black background. Then I did the update for the LED and it seems to have helped.
Summary: This is one amazing TV. Everything seems to look better on it. Blu-rays seriously feel as though they are popping out of the screen. When Super Bowl 44 was on, you could see the shaving knicks on the coaches as they were interviewing them. This TV still exceeds my expectations after having it a couple of months. Many of the comments mention the light coming out of the corners of the display and how once you see it, you can't unsee it. I disagree, but hey what do I know?
Summary: I have had this set since October 2009 and I have not been disappointed in any way. In September I had concerns about some of the reviews complaining about the "white" edges/corners on dark scenes. Well these are rare and very faint. But once you perform a firmware update they no longer show up.
Summary: I have had this set now for about 3 weeks, and it is a beautiful picture. The contrast, detail, brilliance is amazing! If you have older technology you will see an abrupt difference to how you watch TV and movies. I have the BD -P4600 blu ray player as well. It syncs up nicely and works like a charm. If you choose this blu ray player I would not recommend the optional wireless for the TV. It comes with the blu ray so it really doesn't appear to buy you much more.
Summary: I purchased this TV last week replacing an older Samsung DLP and it's been great thus far. I've been debating between this "edge-lit" TV vs the "back-lit" 8500 Series. Comparing the picture side by side I preferred the 8500 picture but it wasn't worth the price premium. First thing I did when I brought the TV home was to connect it to the PS3 and fire up Planet Earth on Blu-Ray 1080p/24, picture was phenomenal.